Picnic table rewards recycling efforts of Furze Platt Junior School

Picnic table rewards recycling efforts of Furze Platt Junior School

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Lucy Golding

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Picnic table rewards recycling efforts of Furze Platt Junior School

After a two week recycling campaign a picnic table made from nearly 3,000 plastic milk bottles stands in pride of place at Furze Platt Junior School.

To mark this week being National Recycle Week, before half term pupils at the school in Oaken Grove School in Maidenhead were challenged to collect as many empty milk containers as possible.

This was part of an education programme organised by Barratt Homes.

After two weeks the empty containers were taken away and the school was awarded for their efforts with a brightly coloured picnic table made from 2,860 recycled plastic bottles.

Barratt Homes, who are behind the new Brunel Gardens development just off Malvern Road, started the initiative to give pupils hands on recycling experience and highlight its importance.

Headteacher Mike Wallace said : "Most pupils already understand that we recycle plastics, but this project helped them see what can happen to the plastic after it has been taken away."

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